Talk:Maleficent (film)

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Undue weight given to positive reviews in critical reception section[edit]

From RT and Metacritic, the film has roughly a 50% score. However, our critical review section has essentially nothing but positive reviews. Even Staskiewicz's review, which is written as a apparent counterpoint(it's lead by "On the contrary") to Taylor's glowing one, is actually a generally positive review, with a B- from Staskiewicz. The 3rd paragraph of the section does not even pretend to contain negative reviews, and the entire section is grossly weighted with positive ones - coming up far short of a 50/50 ratio. Going to tag for NPOV and will propose a more trim and balanced version up at a later date. Cannolis (talk) 10:20, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I notice no particular mention of how some people disliked it especially for so completely rewriting the plot and changing the characters of a well-loved classic. I've seen plenty of people comment to that effect and think I've seen professional reviews with the same point of view. Not only did it make an evil character just nice and misunderstood, it also made effective and brave characters ineffectual (fairies, prince) and made some good characters evil etc Orlando098 (talk) 11:55, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Plot incomprehensible[edit]

Does this section make sense to anyone? I think it needs to be reworded.

"Meanwhile in the castle, King Stefan, mad and blinded by his paranoia about killing Maleficent, King Stefan sits in his castle to speak with clipped wings Maleficent, and even refuses to see his own wife, Queen Leila, Aurora's mother, who is dying on his deathbed, by the concern's own paranoia of her own husband, King Stefan, and their desire to want to kill Maleficent."

2601:282:3:1F:8A0:7913:D2B5:7977 (talk) 18:13, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for pointing that out. Hopefully it makes more sense now after this edit by Crboyer. -- Chamith (talk) 19:12, 3 November 2015 (UTC)


I am editing the budget to reflect the amount that was actually spent on the production, which was made in the UK on a budget of £ 167,277,249. This information is also contained in the actual filings for the production company, but they are summarized in the Forbes Contributor article. The credibility of the contributor has been established and this particular article has been deemed a reliable source in the RSNB. For the dollar amount, I used the historical exchange rate calculator at the Measuringworth site, which was 1.57. Depauldem (talk) 04:44, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

This editor has been using his interpretation of budgets on several other pages, including at least four talk pages, where other editors have not reached a consensus. I ask him not to edit-war, for which he has been warned multiple times, and wait until his issues are resolved — which would have been a lot less time-consuming and confusing he had stuck with one talk page instead of four in an apparent effort to tire other editors out. --Tenebrae (talk) 16:17, 10 April 2016 (UTC)
User:Chrisw80 and again. Tenebrae is doing it again here. Ditto Ant-Man and other places. I made my edit, added a note on the talk page and he comes along to revert saying that because he disagrees with me, that's grounds for reverting. Are you kidding me?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Depauldem (talkcontribs) 17:16, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

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Coming-of-age categories[edit]

I removed Coming-of-age categories. The movie is described in the intro as an American dark fantasy film, no more. It is not Coming-of-age story and no references call it that. That category is WP:NOTDEFINING for this movie and as such does not belong. Justification for adding it was WP:OR personal opinions not backed up with explicit well-referenced descriptions as that as a genre. Geraldo Perez (talk) 23:56, 1 July 2017 (UTC)